Although Tinicum CSA is not certified organic, all our produce is grown in accord with organic principles and methods. We do not use any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers. We do not spray anything. Everything we grow is GMO-free.
If you have any questions about our practices, you are welcome to stop by, ask questions, and see our fields for yourself! We believe that this direct, person-to-person trust and transparency is more meaningful and sustainable than paying a third-party certification corporation to vouch for our growing practices.
The pick-up season is 24 weeks long. The first pick-up for 2019 will be Saturday, May 25th and the last pick-up will be Tuesday, November 5th. Following the final regular pickup, we offer a Thanksgiving Bonus Pick-Up for members who renew their membership for the next season.
We use a sliding price scale in an effort to help the farm cover its costs while still making membership available to the widest variety of people. Those who can afford to pay near the upper end of the scale will help the farm invest in appropriate equipment and infrastructure, while keeping membership affordable to those with greater financial constraints. In this way, members commit not only to supporting the farm, but also to supporting each other.
We offer the following membership options:
The price works out to be about $30 a week. Some people choose to split a share with a friend.
Which share option should you choose? We think the Big Share Every Week option is probably appropriate for a household of four people who eat a decent amount of veggies. We think the Little Share Every Week option might be appropriate for households of one or two people. We think the Big Share Every-Other Week option might be appropriate for households of one or two people who live farther from the farm or for larger households who anticipate being out of town a lot during the summer. In the end, which share option is right for you depends entirely on how much you cook and how much you love fresh veggies.
Tinicum CSA grows a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs — over forty crops, from carrots and tomatoes to watermelons and lettuce.
The size and composition of our shares will shift with the seasons. Spring shares kick off with cool-weather crops like spinach, radishes, lettuce, baby kale, and scallions. As the weather warms, we move into late spring with broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and cauliflower. At the height of summer’s glory, we indulge in juicy watermelons, cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and peppers. Autumn’s bounty brings us butternut squash, potatoes, onions, garlic, and sweet potatoes — as well as the reappearance of many cool-weather spring vegetables.
Along the way, we offer a cut-your-own flower patch, a perennial herb patch, and the chance to pick your own cherry tomatoes & raspberries.
Check out the following examples of both Big & Little Shares from the 2017 season:
|Big Share from June 27th, 2017
|Little Share from June 27th, 2017
|Big Share from August 1st, 2017
|Little Share from August 1st, 2017
|Big Share from September 19th, 2017
|Little Share from September 19th, 2017
Picking Up Your Share
You may pick up your share either on Saturdays from 9:00am to Noon or on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
If you choose an Every Other Week share, you will be assigned to either “A” weeks or “B” weeks, and you’ll pick up on “A” or “B” week throughout the season. If one or the other set of weeks is better for you, you may switch by contacting us. If you’re curious about the pick-up schedule, you can click here to view our pick-up calendar.
Everyone picks up from the farm. The farm’s street address is:
1073 River Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
(the Schneiderwind Farm & Nursery)